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Temporary Jobs In Illinois Available For Affordable Health Care Act

By aaroncynic in News on Aug 22, 2013 3:40PM


Some 800 jobs will be created in Illinois to help with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Associated Press reports. Workers are being hired across the state for “in person counselor” positions which range from a $45,000 a year coordinator to $9 an hour part time jobs, which will assist applicants in applying for coverage and answer questions about the ACA.

Training programs for the positions began at the end of July. Workers receive three days of training about the insurance program—one day of online work and two in-person education days. A spokesperson for Gov. Quinn said 120 applicants have gone through the training so far.

Illinois needs to be ready for enrollment in the Affordable Care Ace by Oct. 1, the first day the program begins. An observer said the state is on schedule at this point. Chad Shearer, deputy director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network said:

“The in-person counselor program in Illinois is in really good shape. They announced their grantee organizations (in July) and immediately on the heels of that they started training.”